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Scott Dorman Microsoft MVP, Software Architect, Developer, Author PDC There are 13 entries for the tag PDC
Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2010 in 24 Hours
I have previously mentioned that I’m working on the upcoming Sams Teach Yourself Visual C# 2010 in 24 Hours book. Things are progressing nicely, if a bit slower than I’d prefer. I have the draft for the cover art, which looks really good. I’m also very pleased to announce my technical editors – Claudio Lasaala and Eric Lippert. Claudio is a Senior Developer at EPS Software Corp. He has presented several lectures at Microsoft events such as PDC and various other Microsoft seminars, as well as several ......

Posted On Thursday, November 5, 2009 10:01 PM

New blog title
Ever since I started this blog it hasn't really had a title (or at least a subtitle) other than “blog”. Thanks to Stan Schultes, I now have a new subtitle. This was born out of watching the CLR 4 Futures talk with Joshua Goodman at MVP Summit 2009 (the majority of which is also available from the PDC 2008 site on Channel 9). Since I present a lot on .NET memory management, including a deep dive on how the GC works and how to properly implement IDisposable and the dispose pattern, he suggested the ......

Posted On Tuesday, March 3, 2009 7:47 PM

C# 4.0: New Features Whitepaper
I’ve blogged a lot about the new features available in C# 4.0 recently, with each feature getting a dedicated blog post. Mads Torgersen, a C# PM and member of the C# design team, together with other members of the C# team have created a document that outlines the new features in C# 4.0. This whitepaper, combined with Anders’ PDC talk is one of the best ways to get a good overview of what’s coming. There are also a set of C# 4.0 samples available which demonstrate how to use the new language features: ......

Posted On Sunday, November 23, 2008 10:55 AM

MSDN Developer Conference: The Best of PDC 2008
Did you miss PDC this year? Don’t want to watch the recorded sessions? Then register today for an MSDN Developer Conference near you! The MSDN Developer Conference (MDC) brings you the best content of the PDC presented by your local field evangelists and community influentials (mostly Microsoft MVPs). The conference is broken down in to 3 tracks: Azure Services Platform Client and Presentation Tools, Languages, and Framework The MDC is a one-day “best of” conference that costs $99.00. If you didn’t ......

Posted On Saturday, November 15, 2008 8:41 AM

CLR 4.0: Garbage Collection Changes
The .NET garbage collector is one of the areas of the .NET Framework that is extremely important and probably one of the least understood. There are a lot of articles written about it and there have been very few changes since .NET 1.0 was first released. (There have been changes with almost each release, but they have been relatively minor.) With .NET 4.0, however, there are some fairly substantial changes to the GC that will have some interesting performance implications (in a good way). For a ......

Posted On Friday, November 7, 2008 2:37 PM

Sushi Geek Dinner @ PDC 2008
If you like sushi and are attending PDC 2008 in Los Angeles, then join us for some great sushi and networking Wednesday night. If you're attending The Underground @ PDC, be sure to join us since Oomasa (in Little Tokyo) is only a few blocks away. The registration is free, but the sushi isn't. Prices, however are very reasonable. Technorati Tags: PDC, Geek Dinner ......

Posted On Sunday, October 26, 2008 9:32 PM

Microsoft PDC Mobile
A few days ago Microsoft announced that the PDC website was going mobile. Go to: for the PDC mobile experience. I think it’s great that you can get the agenda and sessions on your phone, but what is sorely lacking is the ability for me to log in and get my sessions. That would have really been useful. Technorati Tags: PDC ......

Posted On Saturday, October 25, 2008 10:47 AM

Getting Ready for PDC 2008
PDC 2008 starts in a few days. I’ve setup a preliminary schedule already, but, as always, it’s subject to change once I get there. It will be good to see the early bits for Windows 7, including a Windows 7 Application Compatibility Lab. I’m staying at the Grand Kyoto Hotel, near Little Tokyo. If anybody wants to catch up and grab some sushi, let me know. Technorati Tags: PDC ......

Posted On Friday, October 24, 2008 11:20 PM

PDC 2008 Schedule Builder is live
Not sure when this became live, but the schedule builder for PDC 2008 is now available. This is very different from the schedule builder tools of the past and is considerably easier to work with. As you can see, the schedule is presented as a daily calendar. Each column is a timeslot (showing only the starting time) which shows all of the sessions available. You can filter the list of sessions by clicking the appropriate tags. Underneath the calendar view is the list of sessions and the session details. ......

Posted On Friday, October 17, 2008 1:52 PM

PDC for Novices, 2008 Edition
I started doing these a few years ago for Tech·Ed (2008 and 2007) and received a lot of good feedback so I decided to continue the series for PDC as well. Session Types This year PDC is offering a slightly different mix of session types with what they are calling “UnSessions”. The bottom line is that UnSessions are everything that isn’t an official breakout session. If you’re still a bit confused, keep reading to see the differences. There may be some other session types once the schedule has been ......

Posted On Saturday, July 19, 2008 2:51 PM

PDC 2008
I just registered for Microsoft PDC 2008 in LA, October 27-30. This will be my second PDC and the first one I’ve been to as an MVP. There are supposed to be a lot of really interesting things announced at this one, so it should be an exciting time. I know I will be at the Party with Palermo on October 26, and there will probably be a Florida (and Friends of Florida) MVP geek lager one night as well. Not sure what else is going on, but if you’re going look me up. Technorati Tags: PDC ......

Posted On Friday, July 18, 2008 4:41 PM

PDC 2008 Announced
October 27–30, 2008 Pre-conference October 26, 2008 Los Angeles, California For those of you who don't know, PDC is the definitive Microsoft event for software developers and architects focused on the future of the Microsoft platform. Originally, Microsoft was going to hold PDC this year (2007), but in June Microsoft announced that it was being rescheduled to align with some of the major platform milestones. At that time, they didn't have the new event date. As of last week, PDC 2008 was officially ......

Posted On Wednesday, December 19, 2007 9:45 PM

PDC 2007 Rescheduled
Microsoft has just recently announced that PDC 2007 has been rescheduled in order to try to align it be in front of some of the major platform milestones. By this coming fall, upcoming platform technologies including Windows Server 2008, SQL Server 2008, and Visual Studio 2008 will already be in the hands of developers and getting close to being released. Keep an eye on the event site for the new date ......

Posted On Wednesday, June 6, 2007 12:31 AM

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